With the film barely 2 months aways, 20th Century Fox and Sir Ridley Scott have just showed off some brand new footage at CinemaCon! Based on the reactions and descriptions, this new footage is showing off some very big scenes! The best description of the footage comes via The Playlist (it should go without saying but spoilers):
“The sneak began with the spacecraft from the last film arriving at the Engineers’ home world. Surprised, startled or curious about this ship’s arrival, hundreds of Engineers have gathered in what looks like a Roman or Greek coliseum for the ship to dock. As the Engineers look on, the base of the ship opens and we find David walking on a deck. He looks ragged, but fully operational in a complete body. Then, as the Engineer population looks on, a mass of black bombs fall from David’s ship. The crowd panics and tries to escape the arena, but the bombs quickly explode and douse them with a black ooze that is sickeningly familiar. The Engineers are quickly transformed into hundreds (or would that be thousands?) of alien creatures as David watches from above satisfied with his…revenge?
We then jump to “present day” where David’s voice-over (or is it younger model Walter’s voice?) describes how man believed they are gods and are leaving their planet seeking paradise in the stars. Walter (Fassbender) has no intention of letting that happen.
It looks like the planet the ‘Covenant’ crew have landed on is either the Engineers’ abandoned home world hundreds of years after David’s actions or a sister planet that David has also seeded with alien spores. As the first trailer depicts, this crew of the colony ship the Covenant lands only to find themselves infected with the same alien monstrosities that besieged the crew of the Prometheus.”
There are other articles covering the footage, all seemingly have a different take on the specifics of what is happening. Playlist thinks the Engineers are being turned into creatures, i09 says they’re melting away. Some of the reports also mention that the new footage hints at David being behind the creation of the Alien.
We’ll know better when we see it with our own eyes when the film comes out. This footage is event exclusive and will not be officially released online. Thanks to Anthony, Pvt. Himmel and Evanus for the news.
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